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Trains Between Beijing and the Great Wall at Badaling

The Great Wall of China is a must-see site for tourists to China. The most-visited section of the wall is the Badaling Great Wall. In response to the popularity of the site, a railway line has been built connecting central Beijing and this section of wall, line S2. See the Great Wall of China

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Beijing - Badaling Train

The line runs from Beijing North Railway Station, near Xizhimen, to Badaling Railway Station in Yanqing County. It is 82 kilometers in length with six stations:

  • Distance: 78 kilometers (48 miles)
  • Duration: approximately an hour and a half
  • Number of trains: 13 pairs of daily trains
  • Stops along the way: Beijing North (北京北), Qinghuayuan (清华园), Qinghe (清河), Changping (昌平), Nankou (南口), Badaling (八达岭)

Trains can reach a maximum speed of 160 kilometers per hour on this route. A trip from the Beijing North Station to Badaling Railway Station takes about 1 hour and 22 minutes. There are sixteen departures daily.  A one-way ticket costs 6 yuan per person. The train number starts with the letter S.  Seats are not allocated when booking tickets. They are ramdomly assigned after boarding.

On-board facilities include air-conditioning/heating, toilets, hot-water dispensers and a tea-bar selling tea, soft drinks, beer and snacks.

Beijing to Badaling Great Wall Train Schedule

(updated on August 10th, 2018)

Train Number
Air-conditioned
From
To
Departure
Arrival
S201
Yes
Beijing North
Badaling Railway Station
06:12
07:30
S203
Yes
Beijing North
Badaling Railway Station
07:58
09:19
S205
Yes
Beijing North
Badaling Railway Station
08:34
09:43
S207
Yes
Beijing North
Badaling Railway Station
09:03
10:14
S209
Yes
Beijing North
Badaling Railway Station
10:57
12:11
S211
Yes
Beijing North
Badaling Railway Station
12:43
14:00
S213
Yes
Beijing North
Badaling Railway Station
13:14
14:23
S215
Yes
Beijing North
Badaling Railway Station
13:33
14:46
S217
Yes
Beijing North
Badaling Railway Station
15:25
16:42
S219
Yes
Beijing North
Badaling Railway Station
17:11
18:29
S221
Yes
Beijing North
Badaling Railway Station
17:41
18:55
S223
Yes
Beijing North
Badaling Railway Station
18:01
19:18
S227
Yes
Beijing North
Badaling Railway Station
21:30
22:43

For the detailed timetable, please click Beijing - Badaling Great Wall train schedule.

How to buy the ticket?

Tickets can be bought from station train tickets or travel agencies. See how to buy train tickets in China

Badaling Railway Station

Badaling Station is about 10 minutes' walk from the Great Wall ticket office. On arrival at the station, turn left and walk up the hill, and you will see the ticket office. There are English road signs. See what does a Chinese railway station look like?